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Leif Hammel

Leif grew up in Northeast Ohio and attended Kent State University. He graduated with a degree in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Finance. One of his favorite courses was Numerical Computing.

Leif joined an aerospace fastener manufacturer in 2012, and quickly found himself deploying and managing their information technology needs. In 2014, he purchased a home in Stow, Ohio, where he lives today.

Leif became interested in making a career change to financial planning and joined the True Wealth team in 2024 as an analyst. He assists with trading, financial plan preparation, and tax planning/preparation and is currently studying for his Enroll Agent tax certification.

How would you describe yourself in one sentence?

A nerd who likes to talk about anything but himself.

What is something most don’t know about you?

At one time, I wanted to be a theoretical physicist. Let’s just say I watched a lot of Nova as a kid.

What do you do in your free time?

Reading, playing board games, hiking, kayaking. I also enjoy traveling and photography (nature). In general, anything that lets my mind or body wander.

What are your wardrobe constants?

Long-sleeve shirts year-round, even when hiking.

What is something interesting someone has said about you?

I was once told that I can be brutally blunt, but they enjoyed it.

What are you proud of?

I am most proud of my ability not to be proud of an accomplishment for long. It drives me to improve and adapt continuously.

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